The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is proud to present the Inaugural 2013 San Diego American Indian Film Festival. The festival will begin Thursday, November 21, 2013 through Saturday, November 23, 2013. Film screenings will take place on the campus of CSUSM from November 21-23, 2013, culminating in a premiere gala hosted on Saturday, November, 23, 2013.
Please visit the San Diego American Indian Film Festival Website for more detailed information. We look forward to seeing you there.
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FILM FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy three days of exclusive screenings, panel discussions and opportunities for Q&A with film-industry professionals, including some of the best American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors working in Indian Country. Notable guests and screenings will include actor Danny Glover ("Chasing Shakespeare") and a special presentation of "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope" in the Navajo language. Opportunities for youth will include a Saturday shorts program facilitated by artist, filmmaker and humanitarian Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), as well as student films selected from surrounding tribal communities.
- Parking is available in Lot N, which is closest to the CICSC and Arts Building.
- All day permit: $9
- 4 hour permit: $6
- 2 hour permit: $4
- For more information including driving directions, campus map, and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.
Pechanga Resort & Casino
- Parking is free.
- For driving directions,visit the Pechanga Resort & Casino Website.
Thursday, November 21 (6-9pm) - The Cherokee Word for Water
The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature-length motion picture inspired by the true story of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of "gadugi" working together to solve a problem.
Friday, November 22 (6:30-9pm) - Star Wars: A New Hope in Navajo Language
The Navajo Nation Museum, Navajo Parks and Recreation, and Lucasfilm, Ltd. have joined forces to dub Episode IV of the classic space fantasy film, Star Wars into the Diné language. This marks the first time that a mainstream movie will be dubbed into the Navajo language.
Saturday, November 23 (2-5pm) - Youth Shorts & Animations
Opportunities for youth include a Saturday afternoon shorts program, hosted by artist/filmmaker/humanitarian Steven Paul Judd, featuring student films selected from the surrounding tribal community.
Saturday, November 23 (2-5pm) - Short Films
These films offer a unique look at Native perspectives of our waters. We are offering Dancing Salmon Home and Smoking Fish to our viewers.
Saturday, November 23 (7:30-10pm) - Chasing Shakespeare
Chasing Shakespeare is a beautiful and enchanting love story about a young Native American woman's search for her destiny and her widower husband's attempts to reunite with her after her death.
When & Where
California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center
Mission: The California Indian Cultural and Sovereignty Center will foster collaborative research and community service relationships between the faculty, staff, and students of CSU San Marcos and members of local Tribal communities, for the purpose of developing and conducting research projects which support the maintenance of sovereignty and culture within those communities.